About Me

Biography

Robert AccetturaI’m a web developer by day, a Mozilla contributor, open source advocate and Apple fan on the side. I graduated college in the spring of 2006 with a B.S. in Business Administration specializing in Management Information Systems.

I initially started off as a Mac Shareware developer back in 1998/1999 in high school writing small little things to make life easier. About a year later I moved into web development realizing the Internet had far more potential than the desktop. Later on I also started doing some open source work including contributing to Mozilla Firefox as well as extension development for Mozilla products.

These days I’m still obsessed with Apple hardware and software (I even leaves my Mac OS X boxes out on a shelf for viewing), as well as open source software, which you undoubtedly know if you read this blog.

I’m a TV addict who has likely seen every episode of most popular US sitcoms and some cartoons. Despite this obsession with television I still doesn’t have a TiVo (thankfully, or I’d never sleep). I’m known to start quoting sitcoms like Seinfeld in mid conversation as if it were natural, because it is.

I’ve also got a thing, or as some would call it “obsession” for primates, in particular chimps (for which I gets ridiculed for quite often). Monkeys don’t appear on this blog too much, but you can find plenty on Monkeyology.

Occasionally I end up traveling.

Current Activities

I am currently employed by CBS Interactive as a Developer working on CBSNews.com. The views expressed in this blog are mine alone, and do not represent the views of CBS or CBS Interactive.

I’m also working on many projects though a few more prominent things stand out:

I wrote SafePasswd.com in 2006 as an experiment to make passwords that are easier to remember so that you can have unique passwords for different things. So far it’s worked rather well and it’s recommended by many people.

I’m an active Mozilla Contributor, whose primary claim to fame is building the reporter tool (commonly called “that broken website thing” much to my dismay) both client side, and server side. I also maintains an extension for synchronizing the Apple iPod to Mozilla Thunderbird. I also wrote GeoLocateFox which can lookup a websites location and plot it on a map (geeky but cool). I’m also a module peer for Planet Mozilla.

I’ve even coined an Urban Dictionary term.

This Blog

I maintain this blog as a [semi-]professional outlet for my technical doings, accomplishments, failures and the other random things since March 2003. For those wondering about the name, wordage is a word.

As a general rule I do not remove comments unless the contents contain (or link to) illegal, grossly offensive content, or spam at my sole discretion. I do not honor requests to remove comments. Think before you comment. By submitting a comment here you grant this site a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution.

Press

Occasionally my antics even create some press. I try to document it on that page when I can. If you know of something that’s missing, let me know.

Future

I’m always tinkering with technology so you never know what’s next. If you have any ideas, contact me.

Wish List / Donations For Code / Tools

Information on this topic can be found here.